The Matrix… has … basic rules like gravity. … Some of them can be bent; others can be broken. Understand?
-Morpheus, “The Matrix”
A fun movie (if you’re into action, philosophy, special effects, or wearing leather), and a great thought-provoker. Its insights are profound (though ultimately limited). This character’s got a point: in an apparent reality largely determined by thought and beliefs, there may seem to be rules, but they’re ultimately prone to warp and waver. Yet, if it even makes sense to talk about reality there must be some principle that’s actually consistent behind it. The “beloved student” of the most scientific man that ever trod the globe said that it’s Love.
The idea that it is the Principle, Love, that runs our world, rather than, say, the forces between atoms, is pretty radical. It would lead to radical conclusions about health, about where life comes from, about where supply and sustenance comes from, about safety amid storms, even, as Morpheus suggested, gravity. Of course, radical ideas demand extraordinary proof. Let’s hear what that extraordinary scientist mentioned above might have demonstrated about these radical claims, and how we can apply his results scientifically. Let’s say… Sunday at 10:35am at 687 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain. (Also available by phone (605) 475-4000 x636128, or Skype at christian.science.jp.church )
See you there!